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Tuesday 31 March 2020

26 events.

  • 21 February 2020 - 21 July 2020Literature/Talks/Walks

    Watermans With Words: Scientific Pioneers

    In a double bill of two fascinating talks in our regular Watermans With Words series, we discover the true stories of Scientific Pioneers who have changed our world in very different ways from two excellent speakers.

    7pm Talk: The Butchering Art – Lister's Quest to Transform Victorian Medicine with Lindsey Fitzharris (1hr incl Q&A)

    Surgeons are miracle-workers. But it was not always so. In her book ‘The Butchering Art’ (Daily Mail, Guardian and Observer Books of the Year 2017 and winner of 2018 PEN/E.O Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing) and this accompanying talk, medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates the turning point when pioneering surgeon Lister transformed the harrowing practices common in Victorian operating theatre – known as the ‘gateways of death’ – ultimately leading to the vaunted surgical profession we know today. This is the story of a visionary British surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world – the safest time to be alive in human history.

    Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris is a bestselling author, and medical historian with a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her debut book, The Butchering Art, won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science in the United States and was shortlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and the Wolfson History Prize in the United Kingdom.

    8.30pm Talk: Black Scientists and Inventors with Tony Warner (1 hr 15 mins incl Q&A)

    Back by popular demand, Tony Warner from Black History Walks will present a talk which gives a fascinating and comprehensive run down of everyday appliances which were developed by Black people, and phenomenal scientific achievements that have gone unnoticed by the mainstream. He will speak of Black people's involvement and innovations in computer games,  car safety, secret technology, vaccinations ,torpedoes, computing, optometry, biology, mechanics…; he detail the origins of African castles and ancient African astronomy and name Black inventors who got ripped off. With an audio-visual presentation and an interactive style, tony's talks are illuminating, important, and truly memorable.

    Watermans Art Centre event

  • 16 January 2020 - 2 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    WEA Richmond - Art Appreciation - Gallery Visits

    Art Appreciation

    London Gallery Visits  (This is a repeat of Course 2420819)  Course ID:  C2420820

    11 weeks from Thur. 16th Jan.. 2020; 13.00 – 15.00.    Half term 20/02.

    Venue:  Field Visits

    Tutor:   Sally Ward    Fees: £97.90

    On this course we will visit a wide range of galleries in London.

    TO ENROLL

    To enrol online, go to www.wea.org.uk, quoting course reference ID,  or by phone on

    0300 303 3464.  For  more information,  contact Carol Veitch on 020 8979 5929

    Workers' Educational Association (WEA) , Richmond Branch event

  • 15 January 2020 - 1 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    WEA Richmond - Art Appreciation - Gallery Visits

    Art Appreciation

     

    London Gallery Visits                                                   Course ID:   C2420819

    11 weeks from Wed.15th Jan. 2020.  11.00 - 13.00   Half term 19/02

    Venue:  Field Visits 

    Tutor:   Sally Ward    Fees: £97.90

    On this course we will visit a wide range of galleries in London.  Those enrolled will be advised of where to meet before the course starts.

    TO ENROLL

    To enrol online, go to www.wea.org.uk, quoting course reference ID,  or by phone

    on 0300 303 3464.  For  more information,  contact Carol Veitch on 020 8979 5929

     

    Workers' Educational Association (WEA) , Richmond Branch event

  • 27 March 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Talk:

    Textile art from mundane materials. Isobel Moore will talk about her inspirations and how she uses recycled and discarded everyday materials to create her textile art.

    Information which may be of help for visitors:

    Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Giving you time to sign in, peruse our sales table, and library, and help yourself to coffee/tea. There will be a few news & notes before the talk. We are a very friendly group and you will receive a warm welcome.

    For info. your first visit to one of our Friday evening meetings is free!, second and third visits are £10.00 each and thereafter we ask you to please join our membership-a happy group of embroiderers & textile enthusiasts of all skill levels & ages (we also have a Young Embroiderers Group), with lots of fun and interesting activities on offer.

    Kingston & District Embroiderers' Guild event

  • 15 January 2020 - 8 April 2020Visual Arts/Film

    January Art Classes for Beginners and Improvers

                                           NEW JANUARY 2020 ART COURSES

    ColourWheel art classes for adults are part-time and have been designed for beginners and improvers. Drawing inspiration from nature and the rich colour wheel of life you will learn the techniques you need for pencil drawing, oil pastels, watercolours and acrylics.

    They are a fun and friendly place to learn and make new friends, they will inspire you to you look at the world around in a new way.

    Classes are held in our lovely riverside venue PTRC Clubhouse, Kew Meadow Towpath, Richmond TW9 4EN, this is a rowing club on the river, with easy access and free parking.

    There are 3-hour morning 9.30am – 12.30pm and afternoon 1.30pm – 4.30pm classes on Wednesdays. You will receive tuition and guidance from our experienced and qualified tutor allowing you to produce beautiful art using a variety of mediums over a 13-week period.

    If you think you can’t draw you are wrong, you just need to be shown how. Giving you the right tools and skills, you will be on your way to producing work you never thought you could.

    The price of the course is £390, which is the equivalent of £10/hour and inclusive of materials

    Please visit our website for a detailed breakdown of the curriculum;

    www.colourwheelartclass.co.uk/art-classes-richmond/

    All art materials are provided, you just need to bring yourself! Tea and Coffee is provided at very reasonable cost, and there is free car and bike parking.

     

     

     

    ColourWheel Art Classes - Richmond event

  • 27 March 2020 - 16 November 2025Visual Arts/Film

    Joint Exhibition: Museum of Willoughby Allotment & Vicky Cooke Face Look Friends

    An exhibition bringing together two artists who like to categorise things, from facial expressions to found objects. Delve into the artefacts unearthed by the plotholders of Willoughby Allotments in the Museum of Willoughby Allotment. Dig into the lower reaches of Facebook’s tagged photos for a collection of candid expressions.

    This is a rare opportunity to visit the Small Artist Community situated on a sometimes sinking island on the River Brent. 1hour free parking in muti-storey car pak in Dock Road and access to island from Dock Road or bottom of Catherine Wheel Road TW8 8BD www.brentfordgallery.co.uk

     

    Brentford Gallery & Artists Studios event

  • 27 March 2020 - 16 November 2025Visual Arts/Film

    Joint Exhibition: Museum of Willoughby Allotment & Vicky Cooke Face Look Friends

    An exhibition bringing together two artists who like to categorise things, from facial expressions to found objects. Delve into the artefacts unearthed by the plotholders of Willoughby Allotments in the Museum of Willoughby Allotment. Dig into the lower reaches of Facebook’s tagged photos for a collection of candid expressions.

    This is a rare opportunity to visit the Small Artist Community situated on a sometimes sinking island on the River Brent. 1hour free parking in muti-storey car pak in Dock Road and access to island from Dock Road or bottom of Catherine Wheel Road TW8 8BD www.brentfordgallery.co.uk

     

    Brentford Gallery & Artists Studios event

  • 27 March 2020 - 29 March 2020Visual Arts/Film

    Joint Exhibition: Museum of Willoughby Allotment & Vicky Cooke Face Look Friends

    An exhibition bringing together two artists who like to categorise things, from facial expressions to found objects. Delve into the artefacts unearthed by the plotholders of Willoughby Allotments in the Museum of Willoughby Allotment. Dig into the lower reaches of Facebook’s tagged photos for a collection of candid expressions.

    This is a rare opportunity to visit the Small Artist Community situated on a sometimes sinking island on the River Brent. 1hour free parking in muti-storey car pak in Dock Road and access to island from Dock Road or bottom of Catherine Wheel Road TW8 8BD www.brentfordgallery.co.uk

     

    Brentford Gallery & Artists Studios event

  • 24 March 2020 - 28 March 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Blackadder in Barnes

    A show featuring three stage versions of episodes from the much-loved BBC TV series written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 28 February 2020 - 28 March 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Mikvah Project

    Eitan is 17. Avi is 35.

    Eitan loves Arsenal. Avi loves his wife. Eitan goes to college. Avi is trying for a child.

    They are in completely different places in their lives. Yet, every Friday, Eitan and Avi meet at the Mikvah to take part in the Jewish ritual of submerging in the water.

    As they chat about life in the synagogue, football, the nature of marriage and desire, they form an unexpected bond that threatens to disrupt life outside the Mikvah.

    A play about the courage it takes to confront our hidden desires. Filled with singing and water, chutzpah and joy we are reminded how easily a heart can break.

    From Josh Azouz, the writer of smash hit Buggy Baby and Victoria’s Knickers.

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 24 March 2020 - 28 March 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Blackadder in Barnes

    Blackadder in Barnes features stage versions of three episodes from the much-loved BBC TV series written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. Follow Edmund Blackadder's trials and tribulations as he and Baldrick produce cunning plans to deal with all the obstacles which Percy, Melchett, Queenie, Nursey and a cast of thousands (well about ten, anyway) put in their way.


    Brought to the OSO by Barnes Community Players

    Barnes Community Players event

  • 24 March 2020 - 28 March 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    It Shoulda Been You

    It is with enormous regret that we have to announce that, unsurprisingly, we’ve had to cancel our forthcoming production of It Shoulda Been You, due to be on at Hampton Hill Theatre next week (24th-28th March). 
     
    The Committee, cast and production team have remained positive throughout this period in the hope that the show would indeed go on, but following the most recent Government advisories regarding containing the spread of COVID-19, and our own personal concerns surrounding the health of our audiences, cast and crew, we have no choice but to pull the show.

    If you have booked through TicketSource then your ticket and booking fee will be automatically refunded as quickly as possible. For those who booked through the BROS Box office, we will contact you to issue you with your refund.
     
    It’s not all bad news. Our ‘Wedding of the Year’ was ready to go and we are determined to get down the aisle at some point in the future in front of a healthy, happy audience of friends, family and BROS supporters! We will be making further announcements regarding this soon, once the timeline and situation concerning Coronavirus is clearer. 
     
    In the meantime, we’d like to wish you all the best for this challenging time and look forward to seeing you again very soon. 
    Thanks for your understanding,
    Helen 
    Chair
    BROSTC

     

    This Amateur Production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). Image by PND Photography.

     

    BROS Theatre Company event

  • 27 March 2020 - 1 March 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Der Fliegender Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)

    Performed by Rose Opera

    27 March at 7.30pm,  28 March 2020 at 7.30pm and 29 March 2020 at 2.30pm

    Tickets are £15 to £25 and on sale now from 0333 1212 300 or online at www.langdondowncentre.org.uk

    After their success of Idomeneo in 2019, Rose Opera perform at Normansful Theatre in March 2020 with The Flying Dutchman, written by Richard Wagner.

    A ghost captain (the "Flying Dutchman") is cursed to roam the seas forever, coming ashore only once every seven years.  Only if he finds a wife who loves him truly whilst he is ashore can he be freed from this eternal fate.  Senta, the daughter of another sea captain, wants to be his wife.  But she had previously pledged her love to another, with disastrous results for the "Flying Dutchman".  Come and see Rose Opera's new production of this early Wagner masterpiece.  Performed in German with English surtitles, featuring the Rose Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

     

     

    Langdon Down Centre event

  • 27 March 2020 - 27 March 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Nikki & JD: Knot

    "great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning" Lynn Gardner for Stage Door

    Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed circus and dance work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. These talented performers use hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice: How can we be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love? Knot is a finely crafted theatrical journey through the struggles of commitment.

    Created in collaboration with award-winning choreographer Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance Company, Knot is a very modern affair told with delicate sensitivity through breath-taking acrobatics and heart wrenching dance.

    Read a review of their Edinburgh Fringe show HERE.

    Book here: https://www.watermans.org.uk/events/nikki-jd-knot/

    Watermans Art Centre event

  • 21 March 2020 - 28 March 2020Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Duchess of Malfi

    Webster’s stunning tragedy explores class and gender inequality, misogyny, madness and murder in a High Renaissance court. Recent exposes of toxic masculinity by the #MeToo movement provide one of the many contemporary resonances of the play. This adaptation transports the drama to a powerful celebrity family, set against the backdrop of a 1960’s Italian film studio and the Vatican.

    Box Office:   07484 927662 

    Richmond Shakespeare Society event

  • 16 January 2020 - 2 April 2020Music/Gigs

    WEA Richmond - Music Appreciation - The Origins of Popular Music

     

    Music Appreciation

     

    The World of Music                                                      Course ID:   C2420828

    10 weeks from Thur. 16th Jan. 2020; 10.30 – 12.30.   

                         Half term  06/02     No class  19/03

    Venue: Richmond Library Annex

    Tutor:   Michael Head   Fees: £87.00

     Features music of different cultures including the blues, etc...

    TO ENROLL

    To enrol online, go to www.wea.org.uk, quoting course reference ID,

    or by phone on 0300 303 3464.  For  more information,  contact Carol Veitch on 020 8979 5929

     

    Workers' Educational Association (WEA) , Richmond Branch event

  • 15 March 2020 - 14 June 2020Music/Gigs

    Allegri Quartet

    The Allegri Quartet, in its 62nd year, is Britain's oldest chamber group. Founded in 1953 by Eli Goren and William Pleeth it has played a key role in the British musical scene, working with composers such as Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett, Elizabeth Maconchy, John Woolrich, Peter Fribbins, Anthony Payne, James MacMillan, Matthew Taylor and most recently Alec Roth, resulting in new commissions and recordings.

    Programme is subject to change

    Orange Tree Theatre event

  • 27 March 2020Music/Gigs

    JKL-Jazz play at the Gunnersbury Tavern Chiswick

    JKL-Jazz and two lovely singers will be  playing an exciting mix of jazz Latin ...... and maybe  a bit more. Why not come along early and grab some food from the bar ...... and make a night of it!

    JKL-Jazz event

  • 21 January 2020 - 31 March 2020Choral/Choirs

    In Flagrante Choir 2020

    In Flagrante choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 - 21.30 hrs.  Venue : St. Anne's church hall, Kew Green TW9 3AA.  All are welcome to come along to meet, and sing with, the choir.  

    Singers have a fun time working on a wide range of songs - a love of music and ability to hold a tune is all that's required!  No audition.  For further details contact Cathy Jago on Catherine@cjenenergy.co.uk or our website https://www.inflagrantechoir.com

     

    In Flagrante Choir event

  • 7 January 2020 - 31 March 2020Choral/Choirs

    In Flagrante Choir 2020

    In Flagrante choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 - 21.30 hrs.  Venue : St. Anne's church hall, Kew Green TW9 3AA.  All are welcome to come along to meet, and sing with, the choir.  Choir sessions restart Tuesday 7th January 2020, but you are very welcome to  come along for a free session on Tuesday 14th January at 19.30 hrs.

    Singers have a fun time working on a wide range of songs - a love of music and ability to hold a tune is all that's required!  No audition.  For further details contact Cathy Jago on Catherine@cjenenergy.co.uk or our website https://www.inflagrantechoir.com

     

    In Flagrante Choir event

  • 30 January 2020 - 2 April 2020Choral/Choirs

    Twickenham Chamber Choir (New)

    Twickenham Chamber Choir is a new ladies singing ensemble in the borough.

    Our repertoire consists of sacred, secular and more modern pieces conducted by Helen Astrid.

    We are currently recruiting sopranos 1 & 2 and altos. 

    Rehearsals take place in the Music Room at Waldegrave School (not the concert hall) every Thursday at 7.00pm ~ 8.30pm.

    Please email us if you'd like to join.

    Helen Astrid Singing Academy  event

  • 27 March 2020 - 29 March 2020Choral/Choirs

    Rose Opera presents Wagner's Flying Dutchman

    Wagner’s Flying Dutchman contains some of his most romantic, riveting and beautiful music.   It is also one of Wagner’s shortest operas at just under 2 hours and 20 minutes.  In a remote Scottish village in late 1880s, Captain Daland’s daughter, Senta, has been having visions of a ghostly stranger, the Flying Dutchman, whom she is destined to redeem from the most vicious eternal curse.  Her father brings the Dutchman to their house – will Senta’s visions come true?  The opera will be performed in the beautiful Normansfield Theatre - a perfect atmospheric venue for a Victorian ghost story.

    Musical Director: Benedict Collins Rice

    Stage Director: Tamara Ravenhill

    Producers: Tamara Ravenhill and Andy Evans

    Lighting design: Alan Bain

    Technical Director: Alan Bain

    Rose Opera’s Orchestra and Chorus

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    Cast:

    • The Dutchman: Ian Helm
    • Senta: Tamara Ravenhill
    • Daland: Crispin Lewis
    • Erik: Andy Evans
    • Mary: Lorna Perry
    • Steersman: Tom Lowe & Laurence Panter

     

    Rose Opera event

  • 10 January 2020 - 29 March 2020Museum/Heritage

    Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings exhibition

    Turner’s House Trust are thrilled to announce their first exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself. The exhibition will open on January 10th, 2020, thanks to a generous loan from Tate. 

    Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings, will feature rare oil sketches, seldom seen by the public, and run until March 29th at Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets, Twickenham TW1 2LR.

    The works have been chosen for their depictions of scenes close to his house near the river, and feature riparian landscapes from Isleworth to Windsor.

    The Thames enticed Turner to buy a plot of land in Twickenham on which to build a retreat for him and his father in the 1800s and he designed the villa so that he could glimpse the river from his bedroom window. Turner spent a lot of time on the Thames both working and fishing, keeping his catch in two ponds in what was then a large, country garden.

    The exhibition is included in the price of general admission to the house..

     

     

    Turner's House Trust event

  • 30 January 2020 - 28 June 2020Museum/Heritage

    World War One Exhbition

    This new exhibition comemorates the end of the First World War and the Returning Soldier.  The Museum has a library of recordings for use on reproducing pianos, and a collection of instruments that were at the height of popularity in the1910s and 1920s.  The music that emerged from the war is sometimes upbeat and incongruous with the tragedy of the period, while other music seeks to evoke the trauma of the front-line.  The exhibition features a local history perspective, a display of music from our collection, and recordings of music from the era played on our instruments.

    Admission to the exhibition is free

    Musical Museum, Brentford event

  • 1 February 2020 - 5 September 2020Museum/Heritage

    Queen's Road 500 Years of History Exhibition

    The Museum is celebrating Richmond’s fascinating social history through its exciting new exhibition ‘Queen’s Road: 500 Years of History’ 

    Once a muddy track through the Richmond countryside, Queen’s Road is unrecognisable today. Discover the fascinating history of this road, including farmland owned by Tudor courtiers, a pest house for plague sufferers, grand Victorian developments and innovative social housing.

    Museum of Richmond event

  • 26 March 2020 - 13 May 2020Museum/Heritage

    'King John' 'Bad King John?'

    Sadly this Meeting has been cancelled because of the virus

    Richmond & Twickenham Historical Association event

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